Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

The Story behind the Song – Church in the Wildwood  

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Church in the Wildwood isn’t a recently written song. It was actually composed in 1857 by a young music teacher named William S Pitts as a result of a June visit to Bradford, Iowa. Pitts was on a stagecoach ride that stopped at the town. […]


Having a Coffee with …..  Wayne Taylor

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Wayne Taylor - photo by Ted Lehmann

Blue Highway’s Wayne Taylor started playing guitar when he was 13. Due to some health problems he spent a couple years in a wheelchair. Taylor had a cousin who played and he showed him a couple chords and he took it from there. After recovering […]


Artist2Artist: Donna The Buffalo’s Tara Nevins – Giving Each Their Space

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year, I promise not to fire my bandmate, Pete. Don’t laugh. Okay, laugh. Every couple of years I terminate him. It’s because we are such good friends, know each other inside-out, and love each other like the closest of siblings – and when we […]


Doyle looks back, and looks ahead: an interview with Doyle Lawson

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today marks Doyle Lawson’s 52nd year in bluegrass music. After serving stints with Jimmy Martin, J.D. Crowe, and the Country Gentlemen, Doyle has spent the past thirty-six years leading his own band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Quicksilver has been one of the consistent and influential […]


The Two Faces of Nina Grey – Nancy B. Brewer

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nancy B. Brewer is a writer who specializes in historical and Christian fiction, with a special focus on books for young adult readers. She is also a lifelong fan of bluegrass music who has found a unique way to include the music she loves with […]


Curly Seckler celebrates his 95th birthday

| December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass music veteran Curly Seckler celebrated his 95th birthday on Christmas Day, 2014. Seckler is one of bluegrass music’s great tenor singers, being noted particularly for his harmony work with Lester Flatt. He acquired his vocal talents from his father. His mother taught him a […]


Having A Coffee with……. Russell Moore

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests, as well as about the music that they love.  Born on December 21, 1963, Russell Moore began playing music […]


On This Day #36 – Don Law

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day …… On December 20, 1982, Don Law, producer, died in La Marque, Galvaston, Texas. Don Law was the producer of some exceptional recordings by stellar bluegrass acts Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys and Jim & Jesse and […]


Artist2Artist: Si Kahn – Silence Is Assent

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Intelligent Thought + Intelligent Music = Intelligent Voice Americana music has a voice. Folk music IS a voice. Bluegrass music seems content to exist in a self-created climate of politeness and keeping your head low.   It is rare for bluegrass music artists to share […]


Having a Coffee with ……………. Doyle Lawson

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests, as well as about the music that they love.  Doyle Lawson probably doesn’t need any introduction. Nevertheless, let’s […]